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dc.contributor.authorShankar, Harihar
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T21:21:52Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T21:21:52Z
dc.date.issued2009-07-09T21:21:52Z
dc.date.submittedMay 2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/9352
dc.description.abstractDistributed knowledge bases offer novel and fascinating ways to build, integrate and process knowledge. In these distributed knowledge bases, many users collaborate and contribute content. Verification and validation of the user's contributions become imperative for the success of these knowledge bases, especially if it is a scientific knowledge base. However, manually verifying and moderating the contributions become a bottleneck for an up-to-date system. In this thesis, we propose an algorithm to automate the moderation process and we implement the algorithm in an open scientific knowledge base application called Global Energy Observatory (GEO). Using Trust Metrics, user's contributions can be automatically accepted without waiting for the moderators to verify and validate them. This provides users with a smooth, hassle free experience when they contribute data. We also provide empirical analysis to substantiate our algorithm. An open information exchange architecture, that makes use of Semantic Web formats is also presented.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectTrust Metricsen_US
dc.subjectGEOen_US
dc.subject.lcshInformation filtering systems.
dc.subject.lcshWikis (Computer science)--Reliability.
dc.subject.lcshDistributed databases--Reliability.
dc.subject.lcshPower plants--Environmental aspects--Electronic information resources--Reliability.
dc.titleAutomating the moderation process in GEO using trust metricsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science in Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorHeileman, Gregory
dc.description.committee-memberAbdallah, Chaouki
dc.description.committee-memberGupta, Rajan


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